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APNS deplores levy of sales tax on ads

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday strongly condemned the levy of sales tax by the Sindh government on newspaper advertisements, terming the situation alarming for the print media particularly when the provincial government has yet to clear more than Rs1 billion dues. Seeking withdrawal of the sudden move, the APNS said it […]


APNS expresses concern over delay in payment of govt dues

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Karachi: The All Pak­is­tan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed concern over delay in payment of outstanding dues of the print media in spite of the prime minister’s directive to clear arrears by June 30. Sarmad Ali, the APNS secretary general, said after a meeting of the society’s executive committee on Monday that the federal government […]


President Alvi calls for addressing social issues

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Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi reiterated his pledge to play constitutional role to address the social changes and societal issues. Talking to a delegation of the Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the president said it is imperative to address issues like malnourishment, infant mortality, high population rate and property rights for […]


Process of payment of outstanding dues to be expedited, govt assures APNS

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Karachi  – Secretary Information, Ms. Abida Perveen has assured the APNS that the Federal govt has expedited the process of payment of outstanding dues whereas the issues of quantum of advertisements and rate increase were under active consideration of the Federal govt. The Secretary Information visited the APNS House and held a meeting with Sindh […]


Secy info says process of outstanding dues to newspapers expedited

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Karachi: The Secretary Information, Government of Pakistan, Ms. Abida Perveen, has assured the APNS that the federal government has expedited the process of payment of outstanding dues whereas the issues of quantum of advertisements and rate increase were under active consideration of the federal government. The secretary information visited the APNS House and held a […]


SHC orders Sindh govt to clear dues of media houses

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Thursday directed the provincial government authorities to verify the bills of newspapers/members of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) within 15 days and thereafter immediately pay the dues lying outstanding against the government advertisements. A two-judge SHC bench, comprising Justices Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Agha Faisal, further directed […]


SHC issues notices to provincial authorities on plea against non-payment of print media dues

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued notices to the provincial advocate general, the chief secretary and the secretary of information department on a petition against non-payment of the government advertisements dues to the print media since 2005-06. A two-judge bench, comprising Justices Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Agha Faisal, asked the AG Sindh […]


Of a newspaper and trains

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When I first started writing my Sunday piece, I did so because of a treasure trove of experiences, while travelling through the length and breadth of my homeland and abroad. My love of writing was inspired by three people – the Noble Laureate Rudyard Kipling, whose works have the place of honour in my personal […]


PM orders release of outstanding dues to media before Eid

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Islamabad  –   Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Ministry of Information to hold immediate consultations with PBA and APNS regarding payment of outstanding dues. Chairing a high-level meeting to have detailed deliberations on outstanding dues and payments of print and electronic media, Imran Khan directed the Ministry to take practical steps for the […]


Punjab CM orders clearing ads payment of media houses soon

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Lahore: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed clearing the outstanding advertisements dues of media houses and newspapers soon and ordered for forming a high-level committee for their payment. In this connection, the chief minister chaired a meeting at his office Wednesday in which matters pertaining to the payment of dues were discussed. Punjab Information Minister […]


PFUJ slams govt for imposing ban on ads for Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: The Paki­stan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the government’s decision to impose a ban on advertisements to the Dawn Media Group and termed it a move against media freedom. Afzal Butt, who heads his own faction of the PFUJ, and Ayub Jan Sarhandi, its secretary general, said in a statement on Friday […]


AJK orders payment of ads dues to newspapers by 18th

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MIRPUR  –   Azad Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday strongly directed all the government departments to ensure payment of all outstanding dues of govt advertisements to the national and AJK State newspapers by May 18. All the Secretaries to the govt for all departments have also particularly been directed to ensure monitoring of payment of […]


CPNE concerned at ban on govt ads to Dawn group

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Thursday expressed grave concern over a ban imposed by the federal government on advertisement to the Dawn Media Group, calling it a move against freedom of expression. In a statement, CPNE president Arif Nizami, senior vice president Imtinan Shahid and secretary general Jabbar Khattak said the […]


Arif Nizami re-elected CPNE president

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Karachi: Senior journalist Arif Nizami was re-elected president of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), said a statement on Thursday. Imtinan Shahid was elected senior vice president and Dr Jabbar Khatak secretary general. President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan extended good wishes and congratulations to the newly-elected officer-bearers. “It is hoped […]